Indonesia

ISIS-Linked Jihadists Massacre Christian Farmers in Indonesia

The remote Indonesian village of Kalemago held a mass funeral Wednesday for four coffee farmers murdered by Islamist militants the previous day. The primarily Christian residents of the village demanded “firm action” against the killers and seemed skeptical they would get it.

Relatives carry the coffin of Daniel Agung, who died in a blast at the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church, during his funeral in Surabaya on May 15, 2018. - Indonesia's elite anti-terror force Densus 88 conducted raids nationwide in the wake of a deadly wave of suicide bombings as calls grow …

Indonesia: Baby Named ‘Karantina Covidah Corona’ Turns 1

The first birthday celebration of an Indonesian girl named “Karantina Covidah Corona” has gone viral owing to the baby’s pandemic-inspired name. Photos of Karantina’s first birthday announcement flooded social media on March 29 after people noticed the girl’s unusual name,

This photo taken through a glass window at a maternity ward shows a newborn baby wearing a face shield, in an effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok on April 9, 2020. (LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images)

Indonesia Identifies Palm Sunday Bombers as Islamic State Newlyweds

Indonesian police said on Monday that the perpetrators of the Palm Sunday suicide bombing attack on a cathedral in Makassar were a married couple that belonged to an extremist group allied with the Islamic State. The bombers were the only fatalities in the attack, which injured about twenty people.

Indonesian police examine the site outside a church after an explosion in Makassar on March 28, 2021. (Photo by INDRA ABRIYANTO / AFP) (Photo by INDRA ABRIYANTO/AFP via Getty Images)

Indonesia Bans Powerful Islamist Group

The government of Indonesia announced Wednesday that an influential Islamist group called the Islamic Defenders Front, commonly known by its Indonesian acronym FPI, has been outlawed and ordered to suspend all activities.

Supporters of Rizieq Shihab, leader of the Indonesian hardline organisation FPI (Front Pembela Islam or Islamic Defenders Front), gather in a show of support for the firebrand cleric in front of the Baiturrahman grand mosque in Banda Aceh on December 8, 2020, after at least six of his supporters were …